Submit your short film

Sarasota’s only LGBTQ+ film festival is now accepting shorts to be presented prior to feature length films from September 26th – 29th, 2019 in the Historic Burns Court Cinema!

Be a part of the festival

Calling all filmmakers!


Here’s your chance to be a part of the 9th Annual Fabulous Independent Film Festival. This is Sarasota’s only LGBTQ+ film festival. The Fabulous Independent Film Festival is produced by the Harvey Milk Festival and programmed by Magida Diouri of Broken Rules Productions. Each full length film is presented once, preceded by a short film, making each screening unique.

We are looking for Five Fabulous Short Films! Your short will set the mood for each audience’s viewing. See below for rules, and be sure to submit your film by August 16th!


Film Submission Requirements

Theme: Each short should represent the mission of the Harvey Milk Festival, which is to inspire positive political and social change for the LGBTQ+ community through art. The Fabulous Independent Film Festival is a part of our yearly programing to engage emerging artistic talent and to bring poignant, humorous, and honest representations of LGBTQ+ individuals to the silver screen.

Length: 2-8 minutes.

Screening: Selected films will be shown once.

Format: BluRay.

Submission fee: $10

Shipping Instructions: Each filmmaker is responsible for shipping their film. All materials, Electronic Press Kit, stills, and final version of the film, are to arrive no later than September 6th, 2019.

Note: We reserve the right to present the films according to our schedule and available time slots. In no way are we obligated to present any film submitted. All filmmakers will be notified if their film has been accepted by August 30th. Please go to FilmFreeway to submit your film now! 

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